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new jersey governor chris christie on a tour of some of the areas hardest hit. we are also getting a better look this hour at what governor christie is calling the destruction too widespread for words. that includes long branch, 50 miles south of new york city. right now you're looking at a swimming pool, standby, full of debris from a building torn to shreds by wind and water. the sand stripped away and piled in the streets exposing beach heeds. we go south to spring lake, new jersey. that town is over 100 years old. a lot of folks go for vacation and the weekend that kind of thing. the longest portion of the boardwalk in the state of new jersey. you can see the remnants of it at the water line, the pounding surf tore off each and every board. further down the coastline there is total destruction in the beach community of seaside heights, home of an iconic amusement park, and now look at it. something about these images, something about the roller coaster, the ferris wheel in the ocean, it's just wrong. for generations families have spent their summers here, trace gallagher record
and definitions. we've got governors of three states, christie, malloy, cuomo, those three states are talking about a new shoreline and maybe a new normal. maybe we need our folks at the weather channel to tell us, is this a 200-year storm or the start of 200 years worth of storms like this. >> is there a spirit of rebuilding here? do you hear frit the locals? have you been talking to some of the people there? do they want to roll up their sleeves, hard, painful, emotional as it is and rebuild? >> well, larry, i can only quote a fellow local, and that's chris christie, a governor who if you do what i do and still take your family to the boardwalk on weekends and seaside, point pleasant, it's a very good chance you'll see the governor of your state with his family as his parents took them there, because it's special to us, and he was saying he can't speak for all the privately owned places like this, a lot of the jersey shore, a lot of the boardwalks are a private concern. but boy, he wants to come back. this is part of the beating heart, the economic engine of the state of new jersey on down
christie, what are they saying in terms of the possible worst case scenario. what should you guys be bracing for. >>? the worst case scenario here to be intense flooding and that would be farther inland in the norfolk area and they're just worried about roads washing out and what it might do to people's homes. and the power outage issue and up in the east coast, might not have power-- [inaudible] >> okay, that was jennifer davis. here is a shocking number. 61,194, what the senate budget committee says federal and local governments spend on welfare for every household in poverty on average. $61,000. company, and it's one of the major issues in the election, in a country where 9 million people dropped out of the work force, almost 50 million people are on food stamps, the idea that welfare costs $61,000, that's amazing number. >> it's one household and you look at that and say can you imagine? look, you listed off the different statistics out there. this is the biggest reason why, i think, the president had a hard time convincing voters he's turned this economy around. i mean, pove
and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not spare states further south. residents of maryland, delaware, washington d.c., in northern virginia among the millions of people up the coast all the way to maine without power. the superstore slamming into new york city, flooding in some ways and tunnels with record -- a record surge of seawater that breached the city's downtown electrical system, including that supporting wall street. the new york stock exchange and the markets closed for a second straight day with much of the city still paralyzed at this moment. the eastern seaboard literally littered with homes watched from their foundations, streets filled to the rooftops with cars filled with water. in one case, a blazing inferno in queens, new york, a blaze that destroyed more than 80 homes in one community. fema officials say, sandy is not anywhere near being over either end as of right now this storm is moving inland, and dumping more than a foot of snow in wes
christie to tour the damage such in the wake of the storm. the columnist of the national -- national review and executive director of public knows. i'm going to start with you. i watched the press conference with chris christie and the president. let me tell you, is chris christie the governor who was supporting mitt romney or not? , a little confused. >> well, remember that he is running for reelection in 2013 in new jersey, which has not voted for republican for president in over 20 years. so it's good politics for him, and, frankly, so far he is very pleased with of the federal government has been responding to his requests for aid and assistance. 62 percent of new jersey, i lived in new jersey, is without power. that is a lot of angry potential voters if he does not get something done. so i think he is putting policy and his own politics temporarily ahead of mitt romney's. gerri: fascinating to watch, and i could not help but think maybe romney will have some kind of response down the line to governor christie. to you. you said that politicking never really ended. the conventional resta
christie has been superb. he will continue to move assets here. trucks were going to drive across the country to help in thork ci new york city. instead the president sent huge air force planes and brought them here. this is going to take some days, some weeks to straighten out. people have a good sense this guy is in charge. who would have thought that the october surprise would turn out to be chris christie who keynoted the republican convention, looked at what the president was doing, said he was incredible. if you saw it today, they asked are you still in contact with the president? he said, i'm talking with the fema guys all the time, they're doing everything they want. >> i think that's right. i acknowledge that on the show, bob shrum. i want to go to my friend, ed rogers. >> hey. >> that's when obama was on the beat. first he was in the white house in the oval office. then he traveled. then he walked with chris christie. okay. he was doing his job. now he's back on the campaign trail. i point i'm making, ed rogers, is this. the aftermath, you know, sandy is officially over.
of images to rival the president touring the disaster zone with chris christie today, romney introduced by the popular former governor jeb bush and marco rubio and resumed the rally rhetoric. >> i believe this is the year for us to take a different course. i will bring real change and real reform. >> in florida, the latest quinnipiac poll gives the president a one-point neng the margin of error. the real clear politics average of recent polls have romney up over a point. in virginia, quinnipiac has the president up two and in a virtual tie. but real clear politics average there shows romney up half a point. in ohio, the challenge remains. quinnipiac shows five-point lead. and the real clear politics average has obama up 2.3 points. romney trying to expand the playing field to include pennsylvania, michigan, where thage in recent polls has chunk for obama. team obama scoffs. >> i will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of the three states. >> in pennsylvania, romney pulled to a virtual tie. the president has edge in margin of error according to a flank and marshall poll. in
jersey is now in las vegas. >> eric: i love chris christy and he did victory laps with president obama and for fema, but where is fema? i am in favor of letting the states handle all of these things. but if you are going to do victory laps and say fema is the greatest institution in the last four or five years, they better be here. i haven't seen anything. not a thing. it is a disaster over there. >> gretchen: we have much to discuss this morning! in the meantime a fight for -- >> steve: fuel. >> gretchen: you know beha, we have so much to tuke about. >> steve: gas line in new jersey two miles line. >> gretchen: and the obama administration failing to call in back up as four americans attacked in libya. we'll continue to focus. did the white house leave them to die? former army chief-of-staff jack king is here to react. >> steve: media bias exist and proof is in the numbers and we have got them! ♪ ♪ ose veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. when the doctor told me that i could
jersey, all right. >> reporter: today, new jersey governor chris christie met with residents in sayreville. many he spoke to were in tears. >> i've got nothing left, our memories and everything else, everything's ruined, ruined. >> i know that. it's going to be okay. >> i'm devastated over this, i'm devastated. >> i wanted to come see sayreville today before i see the president this afternoon. i want him to understand that it's not just the jersey shore that's been devastated, but other parts of our state as well that were damaged by the storm surge. he can't be everywhere obviously across the state today. >> woodruff: a short time later, governor christie greeted president obama and federal emergency management agency head craig fugate in atlantic city. the trio toured the storm damage along the coast. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as close
. christie, is the time for persuasion when you get down to. it is it over? >> i cooperate have said it better myself, yes. 10 days out the time for persuasion is over. we have had all of the major game-changing moments in the campaign already. we had the conventions, the debates and even the primary. now all it comes down to say for some late-breaking gaff from the candidate like richard murdoch's comments on rape this past week. it is going to be about getting out the people who you know will vote for you and may or may not get to the polls. >> you noah lot about the process here because you were involved in it. say an independent voter in ohio is contacted by telephone by the romney campaign. how does that work? >> well, what happens -- say somebody calls up and they say who are you supporting for president? they may go through a list of questions to find out if they are a committed voter or a leaned voter or undecide. if they are committed they go into the poll of get out the vote which makes sure they early vote or vote on election day. they will still try to do the persuasion i
had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to lines that stretch for miles to get to the few stations that are open. >>> stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact and remember to help the storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now and also text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> montgomery county police are asking for your help in finding a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman on the capitol crescent trail. police released this sketch of the suspect. late last month a 21-year-old woman was jogging on the trail near brookway drive when a man attacked her. he knocked her out, dragged her into the woods, and sexually assaulted her. police are asking anyone with any information
is getting good marks and governor chris christie, keeps bragging what a great job doing that. it can't hurt the president with that happening. maybe he gains a point on approval but it's way to early to know. in key places like ohio, i'm not sure it's going to have an effect. >> greta: and in terms of support to the state, those people are hurting and that is his job. >> he has his race of his own a year from now. new jersey happens in the odd year. corey booker the mayor of new york. >> now that he is chummy with the governor? >> i think politics -- i mean everything is political. i think you have a right, chris christie is doing what is the right for the state of new jersey. so is the president. but in the background of all that there are some ramifications. i'm not sure conservatives in this race are very happy with him right now. they may not forget it in the general election in new jersey. a year from now, there is going to be political ramifications. i'm not sure he is worried about that. >> is it possible for either candidate, president obama or governor romney to win right now witho
an up close look at sandy's devastation in new jersey. it comes after chris christie continues to touch residents with their compassion. >> (poor audio) >> i just want everybody to get help. >> now both president obama and mitt romney will be back on the campaign trail with five days left until the election. doug luzader is live for us. >> those are tough images. these are the latest poll numbers coming out from fox. the race tied up 46 a piece. that tightens slightly even earlier this month. the obama team is hoping that images we saw yesterday with the president acting as commander-in-chief will help boost those numbers. >>> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state an local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >>> the president will be back on the campaign trail in nevada and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia at the rally yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters during the poll of storm relief. >> please make sure you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra send it to th
. >> greta: of course, governor christie is grateful for any assistance from president obama to help his citizens of new jersey. that's his job. some have said, he has been effusive and gone overboard in support of president obama and he was the keynote speaker and critical of president obama on the campaign trail. any thoughts on that. >> i am from florida. we have had so many storms. i remember in a 16-month period, we had 8 named storm it's hurricanes come through our state. we have been on the other end of that. tell consume the state government, i think that's what governor christie has been focused on. i am not sure if it's a good time to do a political analysis. all i can tell you, as a floridian on the receiving end of in of these storms, our heart goes out to these folks because long after the cacameras have moved on, they are continuing to reblgd their lives. it's a long, costly, painful process that disrupts lives and some folks can never rebuild because of the storm. we wish the best for them and hopefully, you know, we doll all we can to be helpful. >> greta: how many points
. we don't have the supply coming in. governor chris christie gave authorization for the gas stations to buy that supply from out of state. it's not usually done to alleviate the problem. it's going to take time. we were running out of gas as well. we were going to shoot gas stations with a long line, by the time we found one, we were out of gas as well. tempers were flaring. take a look and listen to how people were dealing with it. >> i have to make three trips to this gas station. >> a little tank, you have to fill it up three times. just to get home. it still might not make it. >> any other gas stations with gas? >> no other gas stations with gas. >> i'm broke down. i'm stranded. i can't get home. no gas. >> reporter: this affects everybody from delivery cabs to people delivering food to people wanting to get home. i don't think the problem is going to be alleviated anymore soon. you mentioned mta, there are a few trains back online. commuter railroads as well. southern manhattan, it's still dark around me. the best way of action, either because it's forced upon you or because you
aftermath of super storm sandy. governor chris christie ordering gas rationing. drivers in 12 northern new jersey counties can only buy gasoline on odd or even days. governor christie is hoping the rationing will ease the long lines, preventing a fuel shortage or a bigger one. >>> in new york, governor andrew cuomo announcing free emergency mobile fuel stations are opening around the new york city metro area for victims of super storm sandy. >> heather: and just a few miles outside of manhattan in hoboken, new jersey, those people still have no power and food trucks are offering a free meals, though, to people there. the storm surge from the hudson river caused nearly every street in the city to look like this, to flood. and though the water had gone down somewhat, the clean-up will take some time. >> our street is so disgustingly polluted. it's disgusting. it's like sewage came up. >> you breathe it and coughing and turning and sometime i think i be taking my last breath. >> heather: that resident from staten island. there, the number of those who died, continues to rise and patience is w
. >> christy, and you're right when the ad first came out there was some inaccuracy there, but it was corrected and the bottom line is this: with the auto bailout it was suppose today create more jobs with chrysler. >> it did. >> chrysler now expanded its business to china. so actually the president talked about mitt romney putting jobs in china, when actually our tax dollars went to create more jobs in china. >> angela, that's not true. that's absolutely not true. as i said, everybody's who's debunked the ad, the romney campaign is looking to scare people and i can't imagine you'd do if you're winning in ohio. >> no, christy, in the ad, mitt romney says that chrysler was taking jobs from ohio. chrysler is expanding its business to china and creating jobs in china. >> angela, that's not near the ad-- >> let me jump in, seconds left. >> sure. >> we've got really tight races in the key swing states and fact is it is very close and given that, what are your expectations come tuesday? we've got a lot of of people dealing with early voting and turnout has been really good. is ohio a must-win for eit
of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum, at least according to the romney camp, had been building up for romney. you lose that. politics is not just about the national voter choice. there's a big dial-up emotions included in this. i think the air went out of the balloon to a certain degree for romney during those three days. does he have time to regen? of course. we are back in the campaign today and will be back at a fever pitch by monday night. look at where the candidates are going. that tells you where the race is really close. they are trying to get that extra point to win. you can do it if you finish up a campaign in a particular states, if the rally is good and everything clicks and you dominate the press in the final 12 hours to 15 hours
christie to thank him and say the president is being help of. i suspect every governor will tell you that they're paying attention. i don't think it helps him much. >> greta: what about friday when jobs report comes out? any impact two, three days out from tuesday? >> the problem for obama is any time the number gets better it turns out that is because people dropped out of the work force. and the last report was that this last quarter every new job unbalanced was a government job. i don't know of anyone who is confident about next year. i have seen small businesses out in missouri for todd akin. i don't see anyone out here saying i'm reved up. i think you could have a dramatic recovery if romney wins because there are a tremendous number of entrepreneurs who would like to do something if they had there was a sense of confidence. now if it goes up again, if it's 8.2 then, i think it's a big problem for obama. >> ohio. the ever important state. there is an ad that says that obama's chrysler deal undermines u.s. workers. gm's ceo came out and said that the latest romney ad is politics
's doing the right thing and i think it's correct for chris christie to thank him and say the president is being help of. i suspect every governor will tell you that they're paying attention. i don't think it helps him much. >> greta: what about friday when jobs report comes out? any impact two, three days out from tuesday? >> the problem for obama is any time the number gets better it turns out that is because people dropped out of the work force. and the last report was that this last quarter every new job unbalanced was a government job. i don't know of anyone who is confident about next year. i have seen small businesses out in missouri for todd akin. i don't see anyone out here saying i'm reved up. i think you could have a dramatic recovery if romney wins because there are a tremendous number of entrepreneurs who would like to do something if they had there was a sense of confidence. now if it goes up again, if it's 8.2 then, i think it's a big problem for obama. >> ohio. the ever important state. there is an ad that says that obama's chrysler deal undermines u.s. workers. gm's ceo
, featuring chris christie of new jersey on a bipartisan storm damage tour together from wednesday. but not everyone's a fan of the federal agencies that handle s disasters like these, including rand paul. he's "outfront" tonight. senator, good to see you and i want to talk about fema. they were on earlier. you know, i think by all accounts, what we've heard, some are frustrated, but they're trying hard to do a good job. at the beginning of the hurricane season this year, you tried to hold up a five-year extension of fema's program. it was tied to an amendment about personhood. why did you do it? >> well, what i have always maintained on our side is that fema should exist on money that comes in as revenue, but not on borrowed money, so really the fight wasn't about we should borrow money for fema or come from existing funds. we send billions of dollars overseas to aid other countries. i'm for keeping that money home and paying for fema with that rather than borrowing money. >> so, you don't have a problem with fema. we see people, they're in such desperate -- a lot of them are --
. >> it was not a game ginger today. and certainly with what was going on this week, with sandy, with christie and romney having that and greenberg's -- blumbergs endorsements, slightly diminishing what happened. at the end of the day the economy is moving slowly in the right direction. the question will be on tuesday, quickly enough? >> you have had the unemployment rate actually go up. and in the black community you are still in double digits. the latino community is still in double digits. >> so upset they're giving him 0% of the vote. you know the -- lou: are you mocking the black community. >> absolutely not. ethier doing the right thing. lou: doing the right thing. >> the policies that brought us into this mess. lou: we will find out if it is the right thing. we will be back with the "a-team." black women actually watched their unemployment rate rise by three points in this president. why is that the right thing? the first answer that question. we will come right back. catatal one venture miles for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends beca
island. for four days we heard governor cuomo and senator schumer and mayor bloomberg. chris christie what a great job they're doing in northeast with the hurricane. they're not doing a great job. fema is bailing. fema wants to help out, should come in here with generators, plug them, in get gas stations up and running and people can live their lives again. get generators to get the power going. then you won't see the people dumpster diving or waiting for lines to get gas. >> andrea: i want to get bob in here. what about the politics of it? we're four days away from an election. should president obama be doing more than photo op in new jersey and one in the war room? >> bob: let me get the marathon out of the way. the fact it's in central park is more insidious. what you are doing is picking out isolated incidents here. there were 8.5 million people out of electricity when it was at its peak. 3.8 million without electricity. they cut in half number without electricity. fema is doing math job. fact of the matter is this has been, this is one of the most massive storms, storm surges we
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